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Old 10-13-2006, 09:40 AM   #1
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This guy sings and plays, Gord's famous. "Pussywillows, Cat-tails."

Not too bad, IMHO.

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Old 10-13-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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Not bad all. He's a pretty decent guitar player. He starts out in the wrong time signature, though. He's in 4/4 time, then changes to 3/4. I wonder what kind of guitar he's playing? It has a nice sound.
Yesterday, I took my OM28V over to have the saddle lowered, and I walked out with a new Garrison 12 string, which I played until 11:30 PM. MY FINGERS HURT!
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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I was thinking the same thing about his guitar. You cant really tell. Except around the soundhole, for what I could see, looked like the Ovation design. {Rosette}

You bought a "12 string Garrison,' I beleive there made in New-Foundland, if Im not mistaken. Lucky you.

Great sounding guitar, Ive seen JP Cormier play one. Bruce Guthro was on Live at 5 last night , and he too was playing a "Garrison." JP also pushes "Lakewood Guitars" a lot.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:56 AM   #4
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Are they made in St. John, NB or in St. Johns, NF? I just assumed it was NB.

They have that weird bracing system. Instead of wooden braces, Garrison's are made out of a graphite material. The top really vibrates, and it's very loud.

Mine is a hybrid, though. It has wooden braces on the back and sides, and graphite on the top, possiblly making it a bit mellower than the ones with all graphite bracing.

I was really undecided about buying the spruce top one, versus the mahogany model. The mahogany had a nice, warm sound, but the spruce seemed a bit more lively.

I can't wait to get the OM28V back. I bought the guitar directly from Martin almost 3 years ago, but have never played it much, because it needed the saddle lowered. Normally, I'd do that myself, but the OM has a long saddle that follows the shape of the bridge on the sides, and it has to be ground down from the top, which I'm not sure I could do. So, it went to the best guitar guy in Maine in my book. I should have it back by the middle of next week.
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:48 AM   #5
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Hi Cathy,

Let me know how your Martin turns out. I pretty much do all my repair, on my guitars also.

With a few exception. The neck, I have a hard time seeing a Bowed or Hump neck. My eyes are 20/20 vision, but still have a problem eyeing that neck, especially if it's a minor problem.

Garrison Guitars are made in St- Johns, Nfld. Same guy that does Griffiths Guitars.


http://www.garrisonguitars.com/


http://shop2.itnweb.com/bg_usr1/


http://www.garrisonguitars.com/history.asp


Stuart Cameron, John Allan's son, plays a Morgan Guitar, I beleive they are made in Western Canada.

It use to be, American Guitars like Martin, Gibson, and Fender. But these days, you can buy a good Canadian made Guitar. Larrivee, Norman, Godin, Seagull, just to name a few.

On the Grand Ole Opry, these days you will see a lot of Takamine Guitars. {Japanese} When in the old days, it would all be American. Electric Fenders, and Martin & Gibson Acoustics.

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Old 10-14-2006, 09:45 AM   #6
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Back in the late '70s, I had a friend with a Takamine. It was a piece of junk! I've played a few of the newer ones, and they aren't too bad.

I didn't know Godin and Seagull are Canadian guitars.

I now have 4 guitars... the Martin D-15 (still my favorite), the Martin OM28V, a Fender Squire Telecaster, and the Garrison 12... and an acoustic amp... and an electric amp... and a PA system... a banjo... 2 fiddles (one of which is hand made)... two harmonicas... a tin whistle and a recorder... and various percussion gadgets.
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Godin Guitars is owned by,Robert Godin, from La Patrie Quebec.

He bought Norman Guitars, which owned Seagulls, and many more.


http://www.godinguitars.com/


Some years ago, he even purchased a factory in New-Hampshire, to built guitars, that would be stamped, Made in the USA.


http://www.godinguitars.com/godinwhatsnewp.htm

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Old 10-15-2006, 07:43 AM   #8
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Is that factory still running?
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:49 AM   #9
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It should be.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:20 PM   #10
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Cathy
I have a Godin S12+.Made in LaPrtrie as JJ mentioned.I've had it for about 3 yrs.I love it!Solid well crafted instruments.For a mid range priced guitar,I don't think they can be beat.
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:23 AM   #11
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Has anyone noticed that these mid priced guitars are sounding better and better all the time? I played an OM size sunburst Guild the other day. Not only did it sound better than my OM28V, but also looked better. It was a beauty!
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:09 PM   #12
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I could'nt help checking out this thread and you guys seem to really know you guitar stuff! Coming from one who has mastered only chords G,D,A, and E and who can't read a note of music... I'm sure you get the idea, Well it must be so cool to be able to play.
I checked out the UTube link and you're right. Not bad, not bad at all.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:19 AM   #13
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Peter Bro10, you probably know as much about guitar as I do.

On the other hand Cathy, she's a pro with guitars. You can tell by just reading what she writes, on the subject. Pretty good player, and signer too.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:17 AM   #14
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Hey Cathy, if you see this, listen to this guy playing Guitar.




And of course the great Doyle Dykes, always pushing those great Taylor Guitars. USA.



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Old 10-17-2006, 03:13 PM   #15
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Damn. They're both good!
Doyle is comparable to Chet Atkins... maybe even better!
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:29 AM   #16
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Watching Doyle Dykes, almost makes you want to go out, and buy a Taylor Guitar..

Cathy,

This one here is Neil Young, on SNL. I told you about this one a month ago. He does, "Keep On Rockin," watch at the end of the song, he snaps all his strings, pulling on his Tremolo arm, of that black Gibson.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObVxM...h=neil%20young


I think that's a fast way to change your strings. lol

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq8Bz...h=neil%20young


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXy11...h=neil%20young

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Old 10-18-2006, 11:35 AM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cathy:
I now have 4 guitars... the Martin D-15 (still my favorite), the Martin OM28V, a Fender Squire Telecaster, and the Garrison 12... and an acoustic amp... and an electric amp... and a PA system... a banjo... 2 fiddles (one of which is hand made)... two harmonicas... a tin whistle and a recorder... and various percussion gadgets.
Yes Yes Cathy very impressive but how many Kazoos do you have??




AND you forgot your air guitar too!!

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Old 10-18-2006, 06:37 PM   #18
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John,
That bottom picture!!That's that one of Cathy when She fell off the float!!Talk about a dedicated picker!!
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No, that's not me! I went head first onto the pavement. I wish I would have fallen into a mud pit. It would have cushioned the landing.

No, John, I don't have a Kazoo, although I had one in the early 70s. I used to drive Mom nuts humming tunes on that thing.
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Damn, Jesse, I sure wouldn't want to be the person who buys his guitar strings!

His acoustic sounds great, but it looks quite banged up.
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Jesse, I remember watching Eddie Rabbit on the Merve Griffin show, back in the mid to late '70s. He was performing 'I Love The Rainy Nights'. By the time he was done the song, he had only 2 strings left on his guitar.
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You can say that again Cathy (or even Edit>Delete one)!!
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:24 PM   #23
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Jesse,
You should hear Bill Hall,s cover of P-Willows.
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Hey Iron,

I didn't know Bill did that GL song. Im sure it's pretty good, because Bill is a great entertainer.
Thanks. ~Jesse~
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Damn, Jesse, I sure wouldn't want to be the person who buys his guitar strings!

His acoustic sounds great, but it looks quite banged up.
Those guitar greats, if they mention the type of strings they use, my guess is they probably, get a life time supply, of free strings. And then the rest of us have to pay for ours.

I agree he's got a good sounding acoustic guitar.

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